It’s an exciting Spring publication day in the Crow’s Nest: the evenings are lighter, the days are longer, the weather may still be miserable… but our new books are in shops!
Today we’re launching a brand new novelty series with adorable illustration by Jannie Ho – the Tiny Tabs books. Chunky board sliders reveal the hidden faces in these chunky little peekaboo books – and baby readers will love the simple stories, repeated refrains, and sweet resolutions in each book. The first two books in the series, out today, are Teeny Weeny Looks for his Mummy! and Bunny Boo has lost her Teddy!
Weasels is also out today – a very special picture book debut by Elys Dolan. We bought this book at the Bologna Book Fair almost exactly a year ago (and you can read a bit about how Elys’ incredible bound proof became what it is now here) and today, here it is! This is an absolutely hilarious picture book, featuring a dastardly plot to take over the world, some very big drills, questionable coffee beverages… and LOTS of weasels. There’s a Weasels-takeover of our @NosyCrowBooks Twitter account taking place today – and you can take a look inside the book below:
It’s publication day for Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson, author and illustrator of the Greenaway-longlisted Goldilocks and Just the One Bear. This is another hilarious and heartwarming story with clever fairytale themes, sparkling prose and Leigh’s fantastically distinctive illustration. Timothy Limpet feels out of place in the troll family – he likes things to be just so, and most trolls, frankly, don’t. Tabitha Lumpit likes things to be loud, loopy and messy and she feels a fish out of water in her very neat family. Sometimes they wonder if their families really see them for who they are, so when Timothy and Tabitha meet on the bridge they decide each other’s family is a better fit and they swap places . . . with hilarious and touching results. Here’s a look inside:
The paperback edition of Guinea Pig Party by Holly Surplice is out today – a charming picture book featuring the world’s cutest guinea pigs. Based on a familiar childhood counting rhyme and combining birthday fun, counting and cute fluffy animals, this is the perfect birthday gift for pre-school children everywhere. Here’s a look inside:
And we’re publishing Magical Mix-Ups: Pets and Parties by Marnie Edwards and Leigh Hodgkinson – the third book in the brilliantly innovative drawing-activity-storybook Magical Mix-Ups series. It’s Sapphire’s birthday and she longs for a pet of her own. Emerald’s present is the next best thing – tickets for an amazing animal magic show! But the star – a performing cat! – has mysteriously disappeared. Can the girls find her one their own? They may need you to finish the illustrations and make sure Sapphire’s birthday is perfect… This volume of Magical Mix-Ups is publishing in an EXTRA-large format – even better for doodling and creativity. Here’s the first chapter:
Congratulations to all of our newly-published authors and illustrators!